She Gave It a Go

Warm and Welcoming Early Summer Home Tour

Decor | June 11, 2019

Early Summer Home Tour featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go
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Hi friend! I am so glad you are joining in my warm and welcoming early summer home tour. This summer home tour is part of a home tour week that is hosted by my friend Krista from The Happy Housie. Throughout this week, there will be a total of 40 summer home tours shared, each one full of inspiration. If you are coming over from my friend Jennifer from Clean and Scentsible , welcome! We hope you enjoy this series as much as we are excited about sharing it!

Early Summer Home Tour featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go

“A good first impression can work wonders.”-J.K. Rowling

I read this quote and loved it! Not only is it true of face-to-face interactions, but I find it relevant for our homes as well. Each season, I enjoy trying to create that feeling for family and friends that come to our home. This bright wreath (you can find it here) and happy door mat are the perfect combination to give off a welcoming first impression of our home.

Early Summer Home Tour featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go
Early Summer Home Tour featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go

Last summer, I shared this foyer and entryway in a post found here. I’ve added some fun blue-ticking pillows (found here) perfect for summer and a lightweight blanket. I like the “less is more” look for summer. Also, I added splashes of yellow with a lemon wreath I made from a garland. It is easy to just take the two ends of a garland you may already have on hand and create a circle, wrapping each end under the other. I shared how to style a summer mantel in three easy steps here, that also utilizes lemons, woods, and whites.

Early Summer Home Tour featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go
Early Summer Home Tour featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go

Summer greenery brings life to any space in your home. For this arrangement, I simply cut low hanging branches from the trees in our woods and placed them in a clear jar. Easy and free is always a win, right? With the addition of a white bead garland placed atop a wood slice, you achieve textures that are both bright and light weight for the summer months.

Early Summer Home Tour featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go

Moving into our kitchen, I decided to add more citrus colors there, and was inspired by this orange wreath. It just looked so happy and was the perfect size to be placed atop our stove hood. The colorful stockpot and tea kettle have stayed out through the spring months and are remaining here for now too. They not only add some color but we also use them regularly! Adding some black and white to our floor through this geometric rug grounded the sink area and gave a differing yet offered a complimentary pattern to the florals in the space.

Early Summer Home Tour featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go
Early Summer Home Tour featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go

I recently organized our fridge and freezer (you can find all the details of this project here). One of the pieces we found was this water dispenser that I couldn’t wait to have for the summer months with our children being home more. I knew that fresh lemonade would be a great way to keep us cool for the summer and sit pretty atop our counters during the day. My daughter loves slicing the lemons to add even more taste to our lemonade and enjoys how it add to it’s overall pretty look!

Early Summer Home Tour featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go
Early Summer Home Tour featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go

A summer table does not have to be complicated! Simply layer a linen place mat, light wood charger, and white dinnerware, then top off with a linen napkin and rattan napkin ring. This keeps it casual yet is summer classic. I simply used another strand of lemon garland as my easy table centerpiece. The finishing touches included candles and faux greenery.

Early Summer Home Tour featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go
Early Summer Home Tour featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go

Whites, woods, and splashes of citrus colors can create a warm and welcoming home for the summer months. Utilizing greenery you already have on hand for bringing life into your home is free and easy! Creating ambiance with light layers including lines, blue ticking fabrics, and having on hand a glass of cold lemonade are sure to make your family and friends smile when they are in your home.

Early Summer Home Tour featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go

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Early Summer Home Tour featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go
Early Summer Home Tour featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go

Thank you so much for joining me on this warm and welcoming early summer home tour. I am so thrilled you stopped by! Now, join me in touring my friend Colleen at Lemon Thistle . You will love what she is sharing for her summer tour!

Nearly 40 bloggers are sharing their summer home tours this week! Sharing with me today are…

Tuesday

Town and Country Living // Taryn Whiteaker Designs // Designthusiasm
// This is Our Bliss // My Sweet Savannah

Rambling Renovators // The Turquoise Home // Clean and Scentsible
// She Gave it a Go //Lemon Thistle

And sharing the rest of the week…

Monday

The Happy Housie // Rooms FOR Rent // Shabbyfufu // Maison de Cinq // My 100 Year Old Home

Southern State of Mind // All Things with Purpose // Grace in My Space // Love Create Celebrate

Wednesday

Modern Glam // Craftberry Bush // Setting for Four // Inspiration for Moms // Zevy Joy

Life is a Party // Tauni Everett // Finding Silver Pennies // Sincerely, Marie Designs // Amber Tysl

Thursday

Kim Power Style // Maison de Pax // Jenna Kate at Home // Two Twenty One // Just a Girl and Her Blog

Summer Adams // tatertots and jello // The Tattered Pew // Aratari at Home // Crisp Collective

Early Summer Home Tour featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go
Early Summer Home Tour featured by top AL home blogger, She Gave It A Go
  1. Dannyelle Nicolle-Ramjist says:

    Such a warm and welcoming space, love all your citrus touches.

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Dannyelle,
      Thank you so much for your kind words! I am so glad it felt warm and welcoming to you. So grateful you stopped by and wish you a wonderful evening! Brendt

  2. Krista thehappyhousie says:

    Lovely tour, friend! Your cozy farmhouse style is so fresh and welcoming! Thanks for being part of this tour series:) Happy summer to you!

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Thank you so much, Krista! I appreciate your encouragement so much friend. I also enjoyed your home tour so very much and it was an honor to be a part of this series with you. Have a beautiful evening, Brendt

  3. Kelly Radcliff says:

    Brendt I just love seeing what you do for every season…and your summer decor did not disappoint. I just love your entryway! Happy Summer friend!

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Thank you so much, Kelly! Your encouragement always means the world to me. I am so excited about seeing your summer decor too my friend! Have a beautiful evening! xoxo-Brendt

  4. Lori Taylor says:

    Hi there! Everything is lovely. Weird question, are your kitchen cabinet knobs and pulls black or rubbed bronze? I would really like to know. Thanks in advance for your help. Have a wonderful day. Lori Taylor

  5. Sandra Jensen says:

    Loved your home. Trying to make mine more inviting and warm. Could you please tell me the paint color of your walls and trim. Thank you.

  6. Shannon says:

    Could I ask? What is the wall color?

  7. Ellysea says:

    Beautiful. Do you remember what color paint you have in your kitchen?

  8. Beautiful decorating ideas. I love lemons and use them alot in home decorating. We are fortunate here in Southern California that we can grow them in our yards. Thanks for sharing!

  9. ACL says:

    Thanks for the great post.

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